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AMT Plymouth Valiant Scamp
jimb
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Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 06:03 AM UTC
Thanks, Jesper. I don't think you'll be able to see much of it once the body is on, though.

Jim
Stickframe
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Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 07:09 AM UTC
Nice work there Jim, that chassis looks the part! looking forward to seeing the body on

cheers
Nick
jimb
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Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 07:39 AM UTC
Thanks, Nick. Hopefully once it warms up a little I'll be able to get the body painted.

Jim
Szmann
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Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 08:58 AM UTC
Jim, shes's looking good!
Gabriel
jimb
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Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 10:30 AM UTC
Thanks, Gabriel.

Jim
Cosimodo
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Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 11:59 AM UTC
Great looking rolling chassis and engine Jim. I agree with you, the tires will benefit from painting the Goodyear logo. Hopefully you can get the paint soon.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 12:33 PM UTC
Very nice work Jim, coming together really well now!

I have seen a method for the white tyre logo that I am going to test out soon. Brush a thin layer of paint onto a smooth surface and carefully press the tyre onto the paint just touching the logo, not the tyre wall. Steady hand required, but the results looked very good.

Cheers, D
jimb
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Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 12:19 AM UTC
Thanks, guys. I was going to try a gel pen, but I had to push too hard to get the ink to come out & I was concerned that I would damage the tire. D, your method sounds interesting, but I know I would totally mess that up.

Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 04:28 AM UTC

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Thanks, guys. I was going to try a gel pen, but I had to push too hard to get the ink to come out & I was concerned that I would damage the tire. D, your method sounds interesting, but I know I would totally mess that up.

Jim



Jim, if you use white acrylic paint, there is no way to mess it up. just keep some IPA at hand

Gabriel
jimb
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Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 06:04 AM UTC
Thanks for the vote of confidence, Gabriel. Once The Plague is over here, I plan to pick up some Tamiya Flat White as I've had decent luck with that in the past. However, it was on 1/12 scale F1 cars & not 1/25 scale cars.

Jim
jimb
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 04:24 AM UTC
In the midst of finishing up the W900, I managed to squeeze in a little time on the Scamp. I got the body painted (Rust-Oleum Apple Red & Rust-Oleum Navy Blue). The interior is Testors Model Masters Buffable Aluminum Plate. The only thing I've added are the sponsor decals from the Revell 1969 Dodge Charger R/T as there are no sponsor decals in the AMT kit.



Jim
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 05:36 AM UTC
Looks great! Were the stars and flames masked off or part of the decal sheet?
jimb
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 05:49 AM UTC
Thanks, David. No, I'm not that good. The stars & flames were on the kit decal sheet. For new decals, they were quite fragile, but also quite thick. They were very strange.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 10:40 AM UTC
Well, they looked painted on. Good job.
Szmann
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 10:58 AM UTC
Looking very good, Jim! KUTGW!

Gabriel
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 11:22 AM UTC
Neat work Jim. If the decals gave you any troubles, you certainly got them sorted because they look great!

Cheers, D
Cosimodo
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 01:49 PM UTC
That's does look very good. And clearly the white decals were opaque enough to hide the underlying red/blue which is a pretty good outcome too.

cheers
Michael
jimb
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2020 - 10:34 AM UTC
Thanks for the kind comments. The decals were strange. They were thick & didn't want to conform to some of the curves, on the other hand some of them just self destructed. Good thing I had extra stars on the decal sheet.

Jim
jimb
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Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 04:06 AM UTC
I started this kit back in March, and I put the finial details on it today. It's not perfect, but it's done. I did learn that painting the "Goodyear" on the tires is easier with a toothpick than a 10/0 brush.









Now I need the AMT Ford LN8000 Race Car Hauler to put it on.

Jim
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Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 10:41 AM UTC
That is one cool old time track car. I like them for their simplicity, big tyres and go fast attitude. It looks great!


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Now I need the AMT Ford LN8000 Race Car Hauler to put it on.

Jim



Jim, Maybe that could be your challenge for next year's trucking campaign

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 11:20 AM UTC
Looks fantastic and patriotic Jim! Came out great.
jimb
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Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 11:24 AM UTC
Thanks, guys. I'm glad it's done.

I probably won't do the Ford LN8000 Race Hauler for the 2021 Group Build as I already have a plan for that.

Jim
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Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 12:44 PM UTC
Great build Jim, super colourful and a mean looking stance.

Having it on the back of a hauler would make an awesome display!

Cheers, D
jimb
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Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 12:52 PM UTC
Thanks, D.

Jim